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Bearden is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Bearden is a name that comes from the Norman personal name Burdo, which is thought to be of Germanic origin.

Bearden Early Origins



The surname Bearden was first found in Essex where they were granted lands by King William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings. Baron Burden appears in the Role of Battel Abbey and the Domesday Book as holding lands held by the Count of Mortain and leased to Richard de Surdeval.

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Bearden Spelling Variations


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Bearden Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bearden family name include Burdon, Burden, Bourden, Bourdon, Birden, Berden, Burdin, Burdin, Burdun, Burdon, Burdune, Burghdone, Burdoun and many more.

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Bearden Early History


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Bearden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bearden research. Another 358 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1128, 1166, 1180, 1217, 1273, 1296, 1333, 1467, 1497, 1574, 1758, 1764, 1817, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Bearden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bearden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bearden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bearden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bearden In Ireland


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Bearden In Ireland



Some of the Bearden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bearden family to immigrate North America:

Bearden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jos. H. Bearden, aged 32, who landed in America from Bradford, in 1893

Bearden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Timothy Bearden, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Kilcumin, in 1900
  • John Thomas Bearden, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Nottingham, England, in 1908
  • Ima Lita Bearden, aged 27, who settled in America from East Cowes, England, in 1911
  • Edgar Eric Bearden, aged 2, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1920
  • Elmo O'Neal Bearden, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bearden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bearden (post 1700)



  • Bessye J. Bearden (1893-1943), American journalist
  • Carl Bearden (b. 1956), American Republican politician for Missouri
  • Milton Bearden (b. 1940), retired American Central Intelligence Agency officer
  • Jonathan Scott Bearden (b. 1985), American actor
  • Henry Eugene "Gene" Bearden (1920-2004), American Major League Baseball left-handed knuckleball pitcher
  • Romare Bearden (1911-1988), African American artist and writer
  • Sharon Bearden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996
  • Marcus D. Bearden (1830-1885), American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1868-69
  • J. T. Bearden, American politician, Candidate for Representative from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress 2nd District, 1861
  • Eleanor Bearden, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1960

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Bearden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bearden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 October 2015 at 11:15.

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